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  •  Safe to say (1+ / 0-)
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    KenBee

    We all agree that the ratio of arrests is disgusting. But what is worse is that people are using drugs in the first place, black white, Hispanic, this is where race has no weight.  What needs to be done is to make drug laws enforceable, if you get caught you go to jail, no matter the color of your skin.  If we don't endorse the laws why have them, if that is the case make all drugs Legal.  Have people sell Coke at the local food market, PCP, LSD, all cool.  silly idea, Pot is a drug and needs to be treated like one.  Kids today have a glamorous view of pot, it is time to change this.  Growing up and I am 46, I knew 1 person that used pot and he is currently living 6 ft under the earth, he was stoned and hit by a train walking near the tracks.  Bottom line get caught with drugs, go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.  Plain and simple.  President Obama needs to set the example for the youth of today, they helped get him elected, now he has to help keep them healthy, safe and out of jail.  Black or white.  

    •  well we do agree in the first sentence (0+ / 0-)

      in the rest, people and animal;s have been using substances for a variety of reason no law can ever change.

      The red herring here is conflating MJ use with all other drugs. If all drugs enforcements had the same racial imbalance, that would also merit a reexamination of policies and practice for thgat drug.

      Limiting this discussion to the racial imbalances in current  marijuana enforcement practices is why I wrote this dairy and is it's subject.

      Thanks for your comment.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 04:13:25 PM PDT

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